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Orchid Species: Dendrobium spectabile

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Dendrobium spectabile is an orchid species identified by (Blume) Miq. in 1859.
Genus
Dendrobium (Den.)
Grex
spectabile
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Blume) Miq.
Year
1859
ORIGIN: From Papua & New Guinea and the Solomon Islands at elevations of 300 to 2000 meters although it is most often from 300 to 500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A spectacular, medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte in primary rainforests, mangrove swamps and moss forests as well as an occasional lithophyte on rocks. Semiglobose at the base, to 8 noded stems carrying to 5, towards the apex, lanceolate to ovate, coriaceous, obtuse leaves, that blooms in the winter and early spring on an axillary, 8 to 16 [20 to 40 cm] long, few to many flowered [to 20] raceme with minute, oblong bracts that arises from near the apex of leafed mature canes.

FLOWER SIZE: To 3 inches [to 7.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Callista Callista spectabilis 1891 (Blume) Kuntze
Add+ Dendrobium Den tigrinum 1891 Rolfe ex Hemsl.
Add+ Sayeria Say spectabilis 1983 (Blume) Rauschert
Add+ Latourorchis Latourorchis spectabilis 1981 (Blume) Brieger in F.R.R.Schlechter
Add+ Latourea Latourea spectabilis 1849 Blume
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